HL Deb 21 February 1984 vol 448 c630
Lord Walston

My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to empower harbour masters to give directions to prohibit vessels from entering the areas of jurisdiction of their respective harbour authorities or to require the removal of vessels from those areas where those vessels present a grave and imminent danger to human life, property or navigation, to enable the Secretary of State to give further directions countermanding those first mentioned directions, to provide for compensation for damages suffered in certain circumstances as a consequence of those directions, and for connected purposes. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—(Lord Walston.)

On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.

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